Years running: 22 (since 1997)


International Film Festival.


International Film Festival «ZOOM – ZBLIŻENIA» is a significant and important cultural event- part of a small group of the biggest, and most important festivals of that type in Poland. Jelenia Góra plays a significant role as far as Polish independent film scene is concerned. Every year the event features more prominent pictures and hosts authors from Poland and abroad. The purpose of the festival is to present different cultures, film language, exchange of ideas, as well as presentation and promotion of independent film art.


  • The prize for best fiction film
  • The prize for best documentary film
  • The prize for best video-art


  • Films made in 2016 – 2017 can be accepted. 
  • One movie may be submitted only to one section of the competition: video art competition or main competition. 
  • The duration of a registered short film cannot exceed 60 minutes. The duration of a video-art cannot exceed 15 minutes. 
  • The festival charges a fee of $ 5.00 for each film submitted via FilmFreeway platform. In case of submitting films via the registration form on our website no fee is charged.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill out the registration form on the website and submit a public or private (with or without password) movie link (e.g. Vimeo, Youtube, etc.) with unlimited time access.
  • Submission via Filmfreeway is also available.

Screening Media Type: DCP,blu-ray, mp4 HD, mov (film contest); DVD, blu-ray,mp4 HD, mov (video-art contest)

Audio language: original
Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Sylwia Motyl-Cinkowska (festival director):



Jelenia Góra

Official website



Osiedlowy Dom Kultury,
K. Trzcińskiego 12,
58-506 Jelenia Góra,

Phone/fax: +48 75 75 31 831
+48 75 75 410 90


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    June 15, 2017
  • Deadline
    September 15, 2017
  • Deadline (student films)
    October 15, 2017
  • Notifications
    December 15, 2017
  • Event dates
    19 — 25 February 2018
Categories & Fees

Features (under 60 minutes).

  • Deadline — $5
  • Deadline (student films) — $5

The duration of a registered film cannot exceed 15 minutes.

  • Deadline — $5
  • Deadline (student films) — $5

Documentaries (under 60 minutes).

  • Deadline — $5
  • Deadline (student films) — $5
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